+Sarasota Orchestra names new musical director
The Sarasota Orchestra today named Anu Tali as its new music director.
+Detectives investigate early morning shooting
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting reported near the 3300 block of Central Avenue after 3 a.m. Monday, June 10.
+Main Street rally for Rodney Mitchell
Protestors rally at the corner of Main Street and Washington Boulevard Tuesday, June 11, to criticize the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office actions a year earlier.
+Many Longbeach Village residents oppose new Mar Vista plan
Thirty-three Longbeach Village residents signed a letter opposing a revised plan for the restaurant.
+Manatee School board chooses legal representation
The Manatee County School Board decided to outsource legal issues to Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul of Bradenton to replace current school board attorney John Bowen who retires June 30.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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10 Sarasota Singles Society Salutes the Sunset!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.